Servers Accessed Using Secure Shell (SSH)

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Servers Accessed Using Secure Shell (SSH)

Last updated: March 23, 2019

Most of the CIsco servers in your lab rack offer command-line access to their management control plane. Those servers and the credentials used to access them are in the following table.

Device/Server IP Address FQDN User Name Password
HQ CUCM Publisher administrator cciecollab
HQ CUCM Subscriber administrator cciecollab
HQ CUCM SME administrator cciecollab
HQ Unity Connection administrator cciecollab
HQ IM and Presence administrator cciecollab
HQ Contact Center Express administrator cciecollab
HQ Expressway E admin cciecollab
HQ Expressway C administrator cciecollab
HQ Cisco Meeting Server administrator cciecollab
SB CUCM Publisher administrator cciecollab
SB IM and Presence administrator cciecollab
SB Expressway C admin cciecollab
SC CUCM Publisher administrator cciecollab
SC IM and Presence administrator cciecollab
SC CUE administrator cciecollab
PSTN UCM Pub administrator cciecollab

You do not need to append the domain name to the servers DNS name as the SSL VPN connection already has as the Connection-specific DNS Suffix.

To illustrate how to use the Unix, Mac OS or Windows built-in SSH cient to access your servers, here is the sequence to access the HQ CUCM Publisher server’s command-line interface. The first time you connect you will need to accept the RSA key provided by the server.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.648]
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C:\Users\user>ssh administrator@hq-pub

The authenticity of host 'hq-pub (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:s+JhH2KEab68E3+DUXqciQQx723024NFQzCPEgBbg+o.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'hq-pub,' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.

administrator@hq-pub's password:
Command Line Interface is starting up, please wait ...

Welcome to the Platform Command Line Interface

VMware Installation:
    2 vCPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
    Disk 1: 80GB, Partitions aligned
    4096 Mbytes RAM


Access to all of these is also possible by using the pre-installed PuTTY clients on any of the Jabber PCs via the Remote Desktop Access tab in your Rack Control Panel if you do not have a VPN connecion to the rack.

You can also use the pre-installed PuTTY clients on any of the Jabber PCs after you connect to one of them using Microsoft Remote Desktop Client.


There are numerous ways to connect to the Cisco Servers and more methods with which to accomplish the connection.

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